Friday, August 22, 2008

Can we stop acting so childish?

With teenage celebrities entering rehab and adult celebrities acting like teenagers, the line between adolescence and adulthood has never been more blurred. Read it here.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The whole of Japan is pure invention

Several years ago I invented a country. Shining at the Bottom of the Sea, a literary anthology of about 20 writers whom I also invented, was set on a small island nation in the middle of the North Atlantic called Sanjania. Read it here.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Are things getting a little violent?

Stephen Marche looks at Grand Theft Auto, Cormac McCarthy and this month’s Olympics to understand our collective lust for blood. Read it here